Utah Gov signs new law that BANS puberty blockers and transgender surgeries for minors

The state of Utah has just passed a law that bans puberty blockers and transgender surgeries for minors.

They are the first state to pass such a law this year and ten other states are working on similar bills.

Here’s more via Free Beacon:

Utah governor Spencer Cox (R.) signed a bill Saturday that prohibits gender transition surgeries and puberty blockers for minors in most cases.

The Transgender Medical Treatments and Procedures Amendments, introduced by state senator and family physician Mike Kennedy (R.), prohibits “permanent and life-altering” gender transition treatments for minors and bans puberty blockers for any patient not already diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

“While not a perfect bill, we are grateful for Sen. Kennedy’s more nuanced and thoughtful approach to this terribly divisive issue,” Cox said in a statement Saturday. “More and more experts, states, and countries around the world are pausing these permanent and life-altering treatments for new patients until more and better research can help determine the long-term consequences.”

While Utah is the first state to sign such a bill into law this year, 10 other state legislatures are prioritizing similar bills in the beginning weeks of their 2023 sessions.

“While we understand our words will be of little comfort to those who disagree with us, we sincerely hope that we can treat our transgender families with more love and respect as we work to better understand the science and consequences behind these procedures,” Cox said.

The bill passed the Republican-led Senate and House, with all Democratic representatives opposing the bill. State senators Luz Escamilla (D.) and Jen Plumb (D.) cried as they expressed their opposition to the bill.

Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Oklahoma are among the states trying to pass similar laws this year prohibiting transgender surgeries, hormone therapy and puberty blockers for minors.

I hope more and more states follow in Utah’s steps to protect minors from these transgender vultures.

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